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La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2015

by  |  26-11-2014

The annual presentation for the Guia de Vins de Catalunya happened this past Monday. This book is now in its 7th edition and strives to include as many of the wines of Catalonia as possible... more » The annual presentation for the Guia de Vins de Catalunya happened this... more »

Salón de Viñerons / Try & Buy

by  |  04-12-2013

Last week, I was one of the lucky few to be invited to the presentation of Salón de Viñerons at Quinto Cuarta. This was a dinner coordinated by Paladar & Tomar as a lead-in to... more » Last week, I was one of the lucky few to be invited... more »

Barcelona city vineyards

by  |  02-12-2013

An article I wrote for Barcelona Metropolitan is out today and talks about the one full winery within the Barcelona city limits, Can Calopa. It was an interesting trip that I took up to see... more » An article I wrote for Barcelona Metropolitan is out today and talks... more »

In The Glass: Marco Abella – Òlbia 2012

by  |  24-09-2013

Since releasing our Priorat guide a few months ago, we’ve had the chance to taste some of the new vintages that have come out after publication which of course has been a delight, especially when... more » Since releasing our Priorat guide a few months ago, we’ve had the... more »

A world of wine underfoot

by  |  04-04-2013

Last year, when working on finishing tracks for the high speed rail connection from Barcelona to France, the construction workers unearthed what was basically a 2,000 year-old wine cellar just north of the city. It... more » Last year, when working on finishing tracks for the high speed rail... more »

Rendez-vous: Telmo Rodríguez at Moritz’s bar-à-vins

by  |  26-02-2013

We’ve been huge fans of the Bar-à-vins [sadly now defunct] in the Moritz beer factory since before it opened last September. Yes, that’s right, Barcelona’s best wine bar (together with Monvínic) is by a beer... more » We’ve been huge fans of the Bar-à-vins [sadly now defunct] in the... more »

Tasting DO Ribeiro wines at Mercat de Mercats

by  |  22-10-2012

Galician white wines have always been on our radar. Regions like Rias Baixas are better known outside of Galicia, but the DO Ribeiro has gained a great deal in fame in recent years, especially for... more » Galician white wines have always been on our radar. Regions like Rias... more »

And now, castellers

by  |  23-09-2012

It’s not wine-related (although we tried something new from the Catalan Wine Fair afterwards) but if you haven’t seen castellers before, here’s a video we took in Plaça de Sant Jaume today. This group, the... more » It’s not wine-related (although we tried something new from the Catalan Wine... more »

Tasting Moritz’s upcoming “Bar-à-Vins”

by  |  22-08-2012

If you’ve been to Barcelona, you’ve probably encountered two beers at any and all bars: Moritz and Estrella-Damm. It’s hard to say which one is more preferred, but people are generally happy drinking both as... more » If you’ve been to Barcelona, you’ve probably encountered two beers at any... more »

In The Glass: Casa Mariol Ull de Llebre

by  |  18-12-2011

One of the great aspects to food in Spain is that there is wine from Spain to go with it. When at Rekons (an Argentine empanadas spot in the Eixample/Sant Antoni area of c/Comte de... more » One of the great aspects to food in Spain is that there... more »